Feb. 6, 2013
PITTSBURGH- The University of Pittsburgh women’s tennis squad has earned the highest combined GPA of any women’s team at Pitt and also the highest GPA overall of any team at Pitt for the 2012 academic year. Collectively, the tennis girls gathered a remarkable 3.35 GPA. This is the third consecutive year that the tennis team has received this honor and was celebrated at the annual Scholar-Athlete Awards breakfast.
On February 5, 2013 the University of Pittsburgh held the Scholar-Athlete Awards event honoring student athletes who had received a GPA of 3.0 or above for their academic achievements. Among the top scholars honored were junior Pitt tennis players Kimmy Borza and Jocelyn Lu, both of whom were recognized for obtaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. Seniors Gabrielle Catanzariti and Karma Parbhu and sophomores Blair Brown, Amanda Wickman, and Molly Wickman also were acknowledged for their impressive academic year at the ceremony.
“Last year our team recorded a 3.32 GPA, and I knew that would be a tough academic year to top, Borza said. “I am so proud that we not only had the highest GPA of any other team, but we were also able to improve upon our already impressive GPA from last year. This really shows how hard we have been working.”
The Scholar-Athlete Awards breakfast recognizes 350 student-athletes for their achievements in a presentation held in the Connolly Ballroom of Alumni Hall. “Blue” and “Gold” awards are given out to students who achieved above a 3.0 GPA during the 2012 spring and fall semesters. A total of 189 student-athletes acquired a GPA of 3.0-3.49 and 145 individuals earned 3.5-3.99. 22 students achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.